Saturday, June 07, 2008

Unstrange Minds

New book to read: Unstrange Minds by Roy Richard Grinker.

A basic summary:
How did autism shift from being a rare disorder, occurring in 3 in 10,000 people to an "epidemic," occurring in 1 in 166 people? UNSTRANGE MINDS: Remapping the World of AUTISM, a global study of autism by Roy Richard Grinker, an anthropologist and father of a child with autism, answers this question.

About the title:
I like to think that this is what is happening to people with autism. As the general public learns to understand and appreciate people with autism, the autistic person is no longer strange or foreign. He or she is, instead, unstrange.

Amen, Roy. Amen! Placing a request for it at my library immediately.


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